Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford, with some other letters, verse, and papers.
Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 22-7, d. 47-57
- Dates of Creation1792-1838
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description17 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a poet, journalist and biographer (details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography). Grosvenor Charles Bedford was Chief Clerk of the Audit Office.
Conditions Governing Access
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
The correspondence was bought at Sotheby's in 1932.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40767-83.
The correspondence was owned by Bedford's great-niece, Mrs Erskine, of Milton Lodge, Gillingham, Dorset.